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Seachtain na Gaeilge events

New Kansas City info link
Grafton and Grand is a new web page
that will list your KC events and
respond to special article requests.
This issue has an interview with
yours truly (The Accidental Genealogist)
…and more, click below
Go to Grafton and Grand.
Free International Broadcast
I will be broadcasting and singing live from
my living room on Friday, March 4. Catch
our rehearsal of songs in Irish and English,
hopefully with some of the crew, on the web here:
Seachtain na Gaeilge
March is the month to promote Irish language.
We have promoted SNAG with live events in
the community for the last 6 years, based
on singing and teaching you to sing in Irish.
As the folks at SNAG put it, expert or beginner
it makes no difference. All efforts are
appreciated. Who would discourage beginners
from becoming acquainted with Irish (Gaeilge)…
Locally we held events at the Celtic Ranch
in Weston, and Brownes in Kansas City this year.
A 3rd location on March 12 see us in Louisburg,
Kansas at the St. Patricks night dinner.
Books in Gaeilge from Kansas City
More on this in next blog… who in Kansas City
publishes hard bound books and songs, in Irish (Gaeilge)..
stay tuned tomorrow…
Irish Roots Cafe on YouTube
We have published over 100 YouTube videos on Irish Song
in Irish and English, and on Irish Genealogy topics.
See them here

Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe
Since 1978
Original Genealogy, History, Books, CDs, Videos and more

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Seachtain na Gaeilge Song session
The Irish Roots Cafe Gaeilge and English

Small Session at Brownes Irish Market
12 until 2 oclock, Saturday, Feb. 13
3300 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO

Free event.
Open to all. We are having a small acoustic traditional
Irish song session, in Irish (Gaeilge) and English
in preparation for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Come enjoy,
or join in while we rehearse songs from Oro Se You
are welcome home
We will be singing in the background
for you from 12 to 2 or so. Feel free to add a song
of your own. Browne’s will be serving Breakfast till 11 am

Seachtain na Gaeilge
For the 5th consecutive year the Irish Roots Cafe
is promoting the Irish Language (Gaeilge) as part of
Seachtain na Gaeilge. Headquartered in Ireland, the
SNAG group recognizes any effort to bring the language
to life, and includes this event on their international
events calendar. (also on the calendar are Irish language
song events on Concert Window streaming live, and a dinner
in Louisburg, Kansas on March 12. Both from the
Irish Roots Cafe.)

Kansas City Old Style
We love to focus on the old style songs, dating back
centuries, in Gaeilge. We also include stage songs,
and the popular tin pan alley songs in English.
My first album, Irish Song, traditional and sean nos
got this project going. It was among the top 10 traditional
Irish song albums in 2013.
Few people in the Missouri and Kansas areas knew what
old style sean nos songs were about. We are changing that,
one person at a time. Below are my 3 albums of Irish song,
with Irish and English selections on each.

1 Irish Song, traditional & sean nos:
2: Irish Old style:
3: Ireland by Land and Sea:

Irish Genealogy Update
All 34 volumes of my Irish Families project
are back in print. There is a book for every
county, to help with your family connections.
We plan to be at the Dublin, Ohio and Louisville,
Kentucky Irish fests again this year, and will bring
at least one of each book to the tent…

Your support is appreciated
Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
P.S. Note, Limited seating at times

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